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Porsches in Shenandoah Valley The Shenandoah Region of the Porsche Club of America (PCA) is dedicated to enjoying Porsche cars in central Virginia. While Porsches are the common element, our members provide the club with variety and enthusiasm. We organize scenic driving tours, run six autocrosses each year, and take part in high-performance driver's education (DE) events at the Virginia International Raceway and other tracks. Our premier event is the Richmond Porsche Meet (RPM), a June weekend including a concours, lunch, driving tour, tech session, banquet, and an autocross at the Southside Speedway. We also hold a Christmas party and several other social meetings annually.

Nonmembers are welcome to participate in a social meeting, a driving tour, or an autocross. Learn more about the Shenandoah Region PCA and our upcoming events, the PCA Zone 2 comprising 10 nearby regions, the national PCA, and how to JOIN PCA.

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UPCOMING EVENTS


The Wild and Wonderful West Virginia Tour
The Green Bank Telescope, Cass Scenic Railroad, Greenbrier Resort Bunker, and More
Saturday–Monday, August 8–10, 2015

Online registration is now open on MotorsportReg.com. The registration page has a number of drop down menus for various options, so pick the items that appeal to you. Click here for a printable copy of the full itinerary. Click here to register. Online registration will close on Monday, August 3 at 12:59 PM.

Public visitor screening is required for you to enter certain special "high technology" areas of the Green Bank Observatory. You can do this during on-line registration via MotorsportReg.com, or you can click here to fill out and submit the required form.

Some people, especially those with Internet Explorer's Outlook web browser, are having trouble transmitting the requested information as directed. (Chrome and Firefox have been okay so far.) If you are unable to get your information to transmit, please email the following information to Sherry at vscapes@cstone.net. She will send you a confirmation that your data has been received.
First Name=
Middle Initial=
Last Name=
Date of Birth=
Place of Residence=
Country of Citizenship=
Green Card status, if foreign national residing in US=
Home Phone Number=
Please make sure that you have submitted your data by Monday, August 3 to allow for adequate processing time. Otherwise, you won't be able to tour the electronics lab.

Join the Shenandoah and Blue Ridge regions of the Porsche Club of America for an exciting getaway into the wild and wonderful mountains of West Virginia. This outing will be filled with fun driving roads, beautiful scenery, science, history, trains, great food, camaraderie, free time to relax or check out other area attractions, and of course, lots of Porsches! Shenandoah's own Jim Condon, a radio astronomer with the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO), will be our guide as we explore the Green Bank Observatory. Everything is optional, so pick the activities that you like or suit your schedule.

Please make your hotel reservations as soon as possible to take advantage of the discounted group rate. Deluxe Studio and Studio Junior Rooms in the Rimfire Lodge in the mountain top village are in limited supply. (See complete details below, including printable PDF of lodging specifics.)

Saturday, August 8

  • Scenic drive to the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (See the itinerary above for complete details):
    - Shenandoah will lead a group from the Mountainside Grille at the Clover Lawn Shopping Center, 375 Four Leaf Lane, Charlottesville, VA 22903 (near Crozet) with pick up points in Churchville and Monterey
    - Blue Ridge will lead a group from Roanoke near Pinkerton Chevrolet and the intersection of Route 419 and I-81 Exit 141. Contact Gary Bell at (540) 721-2914 for specifics.
  • Visit to the Green Bank Telescope (GBT), the largest moving structure on land (Lunch; Tour of control room, electronics lab, and other areas of interest; Bus ride down to see the GBT; Free time to explore the Science Center and look at early radio telescopes)
  • Dinner at the Brazen Head Inn
  • Stay overnight at Snowshoe Resort

Sunday, August 9

  • Breakfast at Snowshoe's Raven Grille
  • Ride on the Cass Scenic Railroad with boxed lunch at Whittaker Station
  • Fun Run, relax, or do your own thing in the afternoon
  • Dinner at The Junction Restaurant & Saloon
  • Stay overnight at Snowshoe Resort

Monday, August 10

  • Breakfast at The Junction Restaurant and Saloon
  • Scenic drive to The Greenbrier Resort (Group tour of "The Bunker" – a former emergency Cold War fallout shelter and top secret U.S. government relocation facility for Congress, Lunch)
  • Continue on your own to explore the area or return home

Click here to register oniline via MotorsportReg.com.

LODGING:

Discounted room rates are available for Friday night in Waynesboro, VA (near the Crozet starting point) and Saturday and Sunday nights in Snowshoe, WV. (Click here for a .pdf listing with complete details)

Lodging Near Crozet for Friday, August 7

Best Western Hotel and Conference Center (I-64, Exit 94)
109 Apple Tree Lane, Waynesboro, VA 22980
Phone: (540) 942-1100 (Direct – Waynesboro)

Lodging in WV for Saturday and Sunday, August 8 and 9

Please make your reservations by phone (toll free) ASAP to ensure that you get a room at the discounted rate.
Snowshoe Mountain
10 Snowshoe Drive, Snowshoe, WV 26209
Reservations: (877) 441-4386

Please contact Sherry Westfall at vscapes@cstone.net or (434) 295-3955 or 249-2877 (cell) or Lynn Schleupner at schleups@gmail.com or (540) 334-1945 or (540) 420-2371 (cell) if you have any questions.


Final chance to order 20th Anniversary Commemorative Shirts. The shirts are 100% cotton and come in men's and women's sizes in blue or gray. Click here for a bigger picture of these shirts. Price is $30 including shipping. Sales for these shirts will end on August 11. Contact Phillip Noel at the address below for ordering.

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autocross photo Shenandoah PCA Autocross #4: Join Rick Ebinger and Erik Boody for Shenandoah's fourth official autocross of 2015 at the Augusta Government Center (map and driving directions) on Sunday, August 16.

Our autocrosses are open to Porsches and other brands of cars. Drivers and spectators do not need to be members of the Porsche Club. Loaner helmets and instruction for novice drivers is provided. There is a large open pavilion that provides shelter from sun and rain, and restrooms are available. Events are held rain or shine.

  • Registration/Tech opens at 9:30 AM
  • Drivers meeting at 11:00
  • First car off at 11:30

Click here to register on-line.
The fees for the event are as follows:
Online Payment with MotorsportReg.com: PCA member $23, Non PCA member $28.
Or pay at the Event: PCA member $25, Non PCA member $30

Adult participants and spectators must sign the waiver form that will be provided at each driving event. Minors may attend PCA events only if their parents sign the appropriate parental-release waiver forms. These forms are available at the event.


Tudor race photo Porsche Car Corral at VIR's Oak Tree Grand Prix TUDOR Races on August 22 – August 23, 2015:
Join Porsche Club of America (PCA) members and Porsche owners as PCA Zone 2 hosts a Porsche Car Corral at Virginia International Raceway (VIR) during the Oak Tree Grand Prix TUDOR United Sports Car Championship races on August 22 – August 23, 2015. PCA members and Porsche owners are both welcome to participate.

Flow Logo Much appreciation goes to Flow Porsche of Charlottesville for their support and Winner's Circle Sponsorship of this event.

Our event will feature a Porsche-only dedicated car corral and a hospitality tent where you can relax, watch the races on cable TV, and hear presentations by Porsche Motorsports North America, team drivers and sponsors, and enjoy Porsche-only Parade Laps. Your ticket gives you access to the paddock where you can see the cars and drivers up close and personal.

This will be a great opportunity to see the Porsche factory teams driving the 911 and 912 cars. Don't miss this chance to see some exciting racing on one of the premier road courses in the U.S. Tickets range from $50.00 to $190.00 depending on the package.

To purchase your tickets and car corral pass, click here.

Also, volunteers are needed to help staff the car corral and tent for the two-day event. There are various shifts available both Saturday and Sunday August 22nd and 23rd from 7:30 AM – 6 PM (Sat) and 8 AM – 4:30 PM (Sun). Should you wish to volunteer at the event, we have 10 tickets for access to the race each day. Volunteers will receive a ticket for the day they are working so when not volunteering they may enjoy the race activities. PLEASE CONTACT DAN DEHART IF YOU WISH TO VOLUNTEER AT dandehart@hughes.net.

Please contact PCA Porscheplatz/Car Corral Coordinator Tuffy von Briesen at tuffysheri@comcast.net if you have questions about the car corral.


FSR DE photo First Settlers Region Fall DE at VIR: Please join the First Settlers Region for their September 19 – 21, 2015 Drivers Education (DE) at VIR in Alton, VA. The first two days (Saturday and Sunday) will be on the South Course, and the third (Monday) will be on the Full Course. This event is open to any driver 18 and over with a valid US-issued driver's license and with any make/model of car. On-line registration will close on September 5, but it is a good idea to register sooner in case the event fills up.

Are you new to DE and on the fence about whether Driver's Education is for you? Then register for their DE INTRO on Saturday! For a $50 fee, they will get you onto the track in your car with an instructor for a single session mid-day on Saturday, July 11. Standard DE safety requirements apply, so you will need a Snell SA rated helmet. FSR has a few loaners available, so please email the registrar before you sign up if you'd like to borrow one.


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